A strong 6.0-magnitude tremor has struck 205 kilometres southeast of Davao, a city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres at 13:40 UTC. No casualties or damage have been reported so far. There has been no tsunami alert issued with regard to the seismic activity.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.1 magnitude. It registered a series of six aftershocks measuring 4.6 magnitude and lower. The national agency said no damage was expected.
In December, at least seven people were killed as a result of a magnitude 6.8 tremor that hit the southern island.